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Middletown Area High School prom, 2017: Photo Gallery

Middletown Area High School students enter the prom on Saturday, May 20, at Red Lion Hotel Harrisburg Hershey. Photos Special to the Press & Journal by Jodi Ocker

Middletown council looking to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity

Middletown is looking to join 43 other municipalities in Pennsylvania that have a local ordinance banning discrimination against people based upon their sexual orientation and gender …

James Franklin: ‘Our people’ is what makes Penn State football special

Amid hundreds of blue-and-white clad supporters chanting “We are … Penn State!”, head football coach James Franklin outlined what he said makes the Nittany Lions program special during the …

Effort in works to bring back Communities That Care to Middletown

An effort is underway to bring Communities That Care back to Middletown. Communities That Care is a nationally known research-based initiative that works with existing groups in a community to …

Music for spring — MAHS Band’s Spring Concert was a seasonal sensation on May 3: Photo Gallery

Twins receive MAHS Student of the Month honors

A pair of Middletown Area High School students — who happen to be twins — are Students of the Month for May. They are the children of Dennis and Yvonne Hursh. John is involved in band …

Historic Middletown synagogue to celebrate renovations on Sunday

Members of the Historic B’nai Jacob Synagogue are stepping up to celebrate the completion of new front steps and a façade wall for the century-old home of worship in the heart of …
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Gallatin, Landis lead Blue Raiders to 14th at Mid-Penns

The Middletown boys track and field team finished tied for 14th at the Mid-Penn Conference track and field championships at Chambersburg Area Senior High School over the weekend, while the girls …

Middletown baseball finishes season on a losing note, getting shut out in last two games

The Blue Raiders could not get the bats going against Central Dauphin East pitcher Hunter Paul and the steady defense behind him Monday, suffering a 3-0 loss to the visiting Panthers. The …

So long, seniors: Blue Raider baseball players and families get sendoff during festivities May 11

Blue Raiders softball gets thrilling 9-inning win

The Blue Raiders softball team scored an 8-7, nine-inning win vs. Palmyra on Senior Day, Monday, May 8. Noelle Zimmerman picked up the win for Middletown. Gabby Krupilis, Kayla Warhola and Kate …

Boys track undefeated, winner of Capital title

The Middletown boys track and field team continues to excel this season, standing at 7-0 and taking the Mid-Penn Conference Capital Division title for the first time in 27 years. At a home meet on …

Playoff hopes all but gone for Blue Raiders baseball

The Middletown varsity baseball team lost its fifth straight game on Monday, a 4-1 setback at Palmyra. The losses dropped the Blue Raiders (7-9 overall) out of the top 10 in the District …

Boys track team wins, girls fall vs. Northern York: photo gallery

The Middletown Area High School boys track team beat Northern York on April 25, but the girls lost.

Blue Raiders softball team loses a pair

The Middletown Blue Raiders softball team lost two games in the last week, both on the road. They lost at Northern York on Thursday, April 27, 6-2. The Polar Bears scored three times in the first …
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Steelton skateboard park in the works

Ground was broken on May 8 on a new skateboard park in Steelton. The borough is turning little-used tennis courts in the municipal park at 3rd Alley and Franklin Street into the skateboard park, …

Shots fired; 5 people warned: Lower Swatara police roundup

An investigation into a report of gunshots ended with police warning five people that they were not permitted to target shoot on a property in the township. Police were called at 2:30 p.m. May …

Parents who lost young son when distracted driver killed him share experiences with MAHS students

With prom season underway and graduation and the conclusion of another school year approaching, this time of year can be filled with hope and optimism for students and other young people and …

Simple advice from police: lock car doors to prevent thefts

Middletown police have some simple advice for people who park their cars in the borough. Don’t leave the doors of your car or truck unlocked. If you do, you are inviting a theft from your …

Jump Rope for Heart raises $4,000 at Londonderry Elementary School

Londonderry Elementary School students contributed $4,006.25 to Jump Rope for Heart during the month of February. The students learned about heart health and new ways to use a jump rope while earning …

So will Curry run for mayor? Write-in votes likely will give him a chance

November's general election could be a rematch for Middletown mayor between Robert Givler - the winner of Tuesday’s Republican primary - and incumbent James H. Curry III. It’s too early to …
Editorials

Set aside petty bickering on military banners: Editorial

Why do our borough leaders have to take something wonderful like the Middletown Hometown Heroes military banner program and start tearing it down almost immediately after it starts? These …
Columnists

RIP, Ringling Bros. — Why is the circus no longer greatest show on Earth?: Brad Deutser

From ring to ring, you have entertained. From generation to generation, you have brought families together. You have invited us in to witness and be a part of the Greatest Show on Earth. But, you …

Attend a house concert, right here in Middletown: Susannah Gal

I have dance in my blood. My mother studied ballet and modern dance, and danced in the touring company of the Broadway musical “Oklahoma” when she was a teenager. When I was growing up, she …

Bill helps protect your property rights: Mike Folmer

The Pennsylvania Senate recently passed my and Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati’s Senate Bill 8 to reform Pennsylvania’s asset forfeiture laws. Asset forfeitures are civil proceedings …
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